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The International Student Association and Global Engagement Office are proud once again to host UM WorldFest Days from April 6-15, 2022! We are back live and in-person this year. It is also the 30th WorldFest celebration -- which in its various formats has long been a Missoula and campus favorite event in the spring. This year we welcome the Pacific Islanders Club (PIC) as co-hosts and look forward to their amazing talents and events enriching the festival.

WorldFest Days provide cross-cultural engagement between the UM and Missoula communities and UM's international & domestic student populations.

Calendar

WorldFest Days will feature presentations and discussions; children’s and family programming, art, music and dance, cooking demonstrations, and much more! 

Schedule of Events

Additional information about each event can be found on GrizHub & Missoula Events!

  • WorldBeats Dance Party
    • This event will feature dance music curated by students from all over the world! Alcohol is available for purchase for attendees 21+. 
    • When: Friday, April 8, 8 PM - 12 AM
    • Where: University Center Ballroom  

  • International Cooking Demonstrations
    • About: International students from UM will demonstrate how to cook some of their favorite national dishes!
    • When: Saturday, April 9, 11 AM - 3 PM
    • Where: Missoula Public Library

 

  • WorldFest Extravaganza
    • About: This event will feature three hours of contemporary and traditional international performances, crafts and activity stations for children, join-in dance demonstrations, and various booths to learn more about international activity at UM including a fundraising booth to provide aid to Ukrainian refugees. 
    • When: Sunday, April 10, 1 PM - 4 PM
    • Where: University Center, Third Floor

 

  • WorldFest @ Rise + Rooted
    • About: This event will feature student performances and activity booths plus international cuisine from UM Dining. 
    •  Thursday, April 14, 4 PM - 7 PM
    • Where: Rise + Rooted (Lommasson Center)

 

  • Global Dishes
    • About: International cuisine will be featured throughout the week by UM Dining including special pop-up recipe stations on April 6 & 13 featuring special student recipes! 

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WorldFest 2022 featured community organization - please stop by the IRC booth on Sunday, April 10th to learn more about how you can support the efforts of the IRC. The fundraising efforts will have a direct impact on refugees, including Ukrainians and Afghans.
As Montana’s only refugee resettlement agency, IRC Missoula meets basic and immediate needs for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture and other immigrants so they can thrive in America. IRC Missoula serves some of the most vulnerable populations from crisis zones around the world and helps them to reclaim and rebuild their lives.